Carson Valley’s Signature Fry 2015: ‘Deep Fried Cheese Curds’ From Overland Restaurant & Pub

Posted By on September 21, 2015

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OverlandCheeseCurdsHaving just opened in June, the Overland Restaurant & Pub in Gardnerville made its first splash in CVT Wars, carrying 44 percent of the vote to win the title of Carson Valley’s Signature Fry with its Deep Fried Cheese Curds.

Congratulations to the staff over there.

We have created a virtual throwdown among Valley restaurants, seeking out the signature dishes Carson Valley has to offer. We’ve been making our way around the dinner table with a new specific category every month (you can see the results here). The Fry round completed a full year’s worth of Wars, 11 in total (we took August off – still thinking of a filler for that month).

We start it all over again in October with Burger Wars, which remains the most hotly contested category to date. For Year 2, we’ll be tweaking the rules slightly. The four finalists from the previous year will automatically advance once again to the final round. The nomination round will be open to any of the non-finalist restaurants, and they will be battling for one open spot in the final round.  Look for that starting October 5.

Here is a closer look at the finalists from Fry Wars.

 

THE FINALISTS

Overland Restaurant & Pub: “Deep Fried Cheese Curds”

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1451 Highway 395, Gardnerville; 775-392-1369 

Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat.; 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday

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J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room: “French Fries”

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1426 Highway 395, Gardnerville; 775-782-2074

Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; 5-9 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; 4:30-9 p.m.

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The Grill Next Door: “Garlic Parmesan Fries”

Yelp! photo

Yelp! photo

1302 Langley Drive, Suite 3, Gardnerville Ranchos

Hours: Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

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Minden Meat & Deli: “Beer-Battered Fries”

Yelp! photo

Yelp! photo

1595 US Highway 395 N, Minden; 775-783-9999

Hours: Monday-Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

 

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HONORABLE MENTIONS

I’d Eat There: “Sweet Potato Tots”

Chicago Mike’s Pizza: “Grit Stix”

Wild Horse Bar & Grill: “Potato Chips”

Jethro’s Oven & Grille: “Potato Chips”

Carson Valley Country Club: “French Fries”

Hamdogs: “Cajun Fries”

Philadelphia Restaurant & Sandwich Company: “Fried Ravioli”

The Burger Shack: “Onion Rings”